1. Post #281
    Dopey Trout's Avatar
    December 2009
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    Violin parts on guitar eh? How about some of Paganini's caprices? Personally my favourite is tNumber VI in G, it's got these crazy trilling bits which sound pretty damn good.

    Even better, Paganini was about as close as you got to a rock god in the late 18th/early19th century.
    Paganini was a genius, the only thing I don't like about him was that he is very responsible for Malmsteen. Although on saying that he was partly responsible for Jason Becker and neoclassical in general, so I'll let it slide
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  2. Post #282
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    Violin parts on guitar eh? How about some of Paganini's caprices? Personally my favourite is tNumber VI in G, it's got these crazy trilling bits which sound pretty damn good.

    Even better, Paganini was about as close as you got to a rock god in the late 18th/early19th century.
    Good luck, there's some parts of paganini that are impossible to play due to it's chord structures on the violin and the note distance on the guitar.
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  3. Post #283
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    It's a long shot, but is there any way that I could get my hands on an autograph?
    I gotta get one first!
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  4. Post #284
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    Dennab
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    Good luck, there's some parts of paganini that are impossible to play due to it's chord structures on the violin and the note distance on the guitar.
    I have the unusal talent of being able to play octaves across two strings so I think I'll give it a shot.
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  5. Post #285
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    Quantity Name SKU Each Total
    1 Douglas WOB 826 White Douglas WOB 826 WH $189.95 $189.95
    1 Attitude BG-20 GAF Blue Bass Bag Attitude BG-20 GAF Bass Bag $29.95 $29.95
    Subtotal $219.90
    Shipping: Ground $23.55
    Tax Total: No Tax (0.00%) $0.00
    Total $243.45


    o ye, just ordered a sixer
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  6. Post #286
    Watching the world burn is my hobby.
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    I just ordered this and this, and they should be here by the 24th.

    I have the hardest boner right now.


    God forbid the Steinberger doesn't work out, I plan on exchanging it for a Thunderbird Pro, but I hope that won't happen. I'm really psyched for the Stein.
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  7. Post #287
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    Would it be okay to run a bass through my guitar amp? I usually keep the volume down already so it shouldn't do much damage right?
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  8. Post #288
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    Low volumes will be fine, won't cause any damage.

    The only component at risk are the speakers, so just don't push them too hard and you won't hurt them.
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  9. Post #289
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    So I just bought this.

    What do you think?
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  10. Post #290
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    Not really sure if this is the right place, but does anyone know what exactly Guitar Rig Pro does?

    Is it like a virtual amp and you plug your guitar into the computer or what?
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  11. Post #291
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    Not really sure if this is the right place, but does anyone know what exactly Guitar Rig Pro does?

    Is it like a virtual amp and you plug your guitar into the computer or what?
    its in a class of software called amp sims, it emulates whatever amp it has a setting for. You should buy an audio interface if you want to experiment with it.

    Also amplitube is better
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  12. Post #292
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    September 2008
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    I just ordered this and this, and they should be here by the 24th.

    I have the hardest boner right now.


    God forbid the Steinberger doesn't work out, I plan on exchanging it for a Thunderbird Pro, but I hope that won't happen. I'm really psyched for the Stein.
    there's 2 things you should really do when getting a Steinberger. change the pickups, but most crucially, get the aftermarket part which allows you to use standard strings instead of double ball end strings. most if not all of them are terrible.

    something like this

    http://www.thomann.de/gb/abm_7081c_headpiece_bass.htm
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  13. Post #293
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    there's 2 things you should really do when getting a Steinberger. change the pickups, but most crucially, get the aftermarket part which allows you to use standard strings instead of double ball end strings. most if not all of them are terrible.

    something like this

    http://www.thomann.de/gb/abm_7081c_headpiece_bass.htm
    I've been told about the pickups but I don't know anything about looking for new ones or putting new ones in (I know nothing about electronics). First time I've heard about the strings though.

    Edited:

    So I just bought this.

    What do you think?
    A lot of people like Telecasters. I hate the way the bridge looks. That metal plate looks like ass imo. Solid guitars though.
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  14. Post #294
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    don't worry about it. I think they're EMG selects, so you should just be able to choose any EMG and get someone to wire it for you. as for the strings, it's so you can use your preferred strings. I've heard a lot about the double ball ends that you have to use with Steinbergers, and not much is any good.
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  15. Post #295
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    nothing wrong with EMG selects

    Edited:

    at least nothing more wrong than regular EMGs
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  16. Post #296
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    So what is "wrong" with EGM's? I genuinely don't know.
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  17. Post #297
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    So what is "wrong" with EGM's? I genuinely don't know.
    too cold sounding which is only excusable when it pushes enough overtones to sound like a piano aka not emgs

    Edited:

    plus they eat batteries

    Edited:

    all the batteries
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  18. Post #298
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    No me gusta active pickups
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  19. Post #299
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    January 2006
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    Every newbie buying a guitar is looking for EMGs now a days. I always warn them.
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  20. Post #300
    Watching the world burn is my hobby.
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    Shit, I got a dollar.
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  21. Post #301
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    December 2005
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    So what is "wrong" with EGM's? I genuinely don't know.
    There's nothing wrong with EMGs, it's just a matter of personal taste.

    Generally people find them to be sterile sounding, and a bit too compressed, but on the other hand people love them for that reason.

    For example, Master of Puppets was recorded with EMGs, the sterility of them works really well for Metallica.
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  22. Post #302
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    For example, Master of Puppets was recorded with EMGs, the sterility of them works really well for Metallica.
    Sterile pickups for sterile music?
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  23. Post #303
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    December 2009
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    Say what you want about EMGs, the 60 is one glorious sounding pickup
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  24. Post #304
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    September 2011
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    Shit, I got a dollar.
    Where can I find the devil?
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  25. Post #305
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    April 2010
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    its in a class of software called amp sims, it emulates whatever amp it has a setting for. You should buy an audio interface if you want to experiment with it.

    Also amplitube is better
    Amplitube looks pretty cool. So its basically lots of amps and stuff in one, that you run on your computer?

    What hardware do you need to use it? (Other than a guitar and a computer obviously), does it use your amp at all?
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  26. Post #306
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    August 2010
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    too cold sounding which is only excusable when it pushes enough overtones to sound like a piano aka not emgs

    Edited:

    plus they eat batteries

    Edited:

    all the batteries
    i haven't switched batteries for my emgs in months and i play a lot

    euroshopper batteries
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  27. Post #307
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    Shit, I got a dollar.
    Imagine what you can get with 1 or even 1.
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  28. Post #308
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    September 2011
    689 Posts
    Imagine what you can get with €1 or even 1.
    A mediocre bassist, everyone knows that in order to be successful, don't play bass particularly well .
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  29. Post #309
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    December 2009
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    Geddy Lee is fast approaching with a noose made of a .105 roundwound string
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  30. Post #310
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    September 2011
    689 Posts
    Geddy Lee is fast approaching with a noose made of a .105 roundwound string
    Yes but Geddy Lee has the gift of the Gods.
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  31. Post #311
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    Amplitube looks pretty cool. So its basically lots of amps and stuff in one, that you run on your computer?

    What hardware do you need to use it? (Other than a guitar and a computer obviously), does it use your amp at all?
    an audio interface

    Edited:



    Shit, I got a dollar.
    I'd rather be the world's greatest bass player than the world's greatest guitarist
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  32. Post #312
    "For I have dined on honey dew..."
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    Yes but Geddy Lee has the gift of the Gods.
    *bro fist*
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  33. Post #313
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    January 2006
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    You guys like this bass tone?

    Slap Bass:

    Finger Bass:

    Oh shit now I see how soundcloud degrades sound quality, it makes the bass wobble instead nice clean even like it is in the original file (you can download it and hear for yourself)

    Been playing bass for a whole 2 hours in my whole life so timing or playstyle ain't perfect. Guitar and Drums player and I got this bass about a week ago.
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  34. Post #314
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    May 2006
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    i went to an antique store yesterday to look at vintage radios. Im not really interested in old radios but i wanted to find a broken one with a cool enclosure so i could gut it and drop a guitar amp inside.


    wound up shellin out fifty bucks for this:



    a grundig majestic 4019 tube radio from 1959 (not my picture)


    the thing is decent on the outside, but the inside looked like hell. apparently every motherfucker with a soldering iron was inside it.

    anyway I parted it out and came up with three transformers, few dozen carbon comp resistors, and a handful of capacitors (including some aftermarket sprague orange drops (yesss)).

    the eight tubes scattered throughout the chassis were almost exclusively radio tubes that i couldnt use in a guitar amp. however, the last one i pulled out is a telefunken ribbed-plate 12ax7. looked up some info and it looks like theyre a pretty sought-after tube. I'm gonna get that one tested and hope it works.



    i'll probably post some actual pictures sometime but yeah this things pretty rad
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  35. Post #315
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    Dennab
    January 2006
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    however, the last one i pulled out is a telefunken ribbed-plate 12ax7.
    i want that in my twin just so i can say i have that in my twin.
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  36. Post #316
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    October 2009
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    I've gotten to the point where all I do when I pick up my guitar is go through a bunch of different songs by the same artists and keep trying to perfect riffs/solos, but I'm not really improvising anymore or even really following a practice template for going through scales/arpeggio shapes/etc. It's pretty much become almost boring to practice since I end up playing the same 20-25 songs over and over.

    Any suggestions on how to get out of this rut? I've been playing for about 2 years and 4 months.
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  37. Post #317
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    Dennab
    January 2006
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    find a new style to play.
    you're probably not an expert at high-life guitar so take up that.
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  38. Post #318
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    There's nothing wrong with EMGs, it's just a matter of personal taste.

    Generally people find them to be sterile sounding, and a bit too compressed, but on the other hand people love them for that reason.

    For example, Master of Puppets was recorded with EMGs, the sterility of them works really well for Metallica.
    The biggest problem with them is that they simply do not work with a cheap semiconductor amp or bad tube, and the majority of people getting them are doing so to sound "metal" and don't actually get a proper amplifier to go with it. They work for Metallica, Rammstein, etc. because they're using some actual high-end or vintage tube gear.
    Amplitube looks pretty cool. So its basically lots of amps and stuff in one, that you run on your computer?

    What hardware do you need to use it? (Other than a guitar and a computer obviously), does it use your amp at all?
    What is it you're looking to do, exactly?
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  39. Post #319
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    Smoke a cuban and played guitar for maybe 3 hours.
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  40. Post #320
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    in a rut, gonna do something weird

    currently composing a piece in a full chromatic scale
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